September 27, 2021 at 3:36 p.m. EDT
Kawhi Leonard says the best option for him was to go for a 1 + 1 contract and then a five-year contract. But he says he wants to play, and that 1 + 1 would have been a media phenomenon that didn’t interest him. him and his state of mind … I’ll definitely give him a feedback, but it’s all up to him. “
Zach Harper’s Clippers offseason report: overall score, roster breakdown, 2021-22 goals
September 27, 2021 at 2:07 p.m. EDT
Not in a hurry, Kawhi
Tyronn Lue reiterates that the Clippers won’t push Kawhi Leonard to come back too soon. Adds that Leonard is unlikely to travel early in the season while in rehab.
September 27, 2021 at 13:41 EDT
Bob Myers on Green, Thompson
Draymond Green is not on media day today and could miss the first day or two of training, according to Bob Myers. Has an excused personal absence. The warriors are waiting for him soon.
Myers said there is a lot Klay Thompson can do at camp, “but no contact, no 5-on-5.” He said there would be a time – “maybe January” – when Klay would know he’s ready. But it will be a patient build-up and plenty of even high-intensity G League scrum training before.
Senior Writer, Warriors
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September 27, 2021 at 13:17 EDT
“Great guy” John Wall
Wood says it’s hard not to see John Wall play. But he understands what’s going on and knows what to do for himself and for the betterment of the team. “He’s a great guy. You can really learn a lot from John.
After meeting and agreeing on the direction of the Houston Rockets, the franchise and Wall recently agreed to work together to find a new home for the five-time All-Star goaltender, sources said. Athleticism. The plan is for Wall to remain present around the Rockets going into training camp and not play in games for Houston this season, sources said.
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September 27, 2021 at 12:56 EDT
Update from TJ Warren
The Pacers’ TJ Warren only played four games last season due to a foot injury.
Senior writer, Indiana
September 27, 2021 at 11:44 am EDT
Aldridge on the way back
LaMarcus Aldridge says he may have spoken to another team, but his main priority was getting back to the Nets. He said: “It’s like I’ve taken a five-month All-Star hiatus.” Don’t expect nerves on his return.
Aldridge announced his retirement in April due to heart disease, but passed all necessary tests and was cleared to replay that offseason.
September 27, 2021 at 11:32 EDT
Jaylen Brown of the Celtics in the clear
Brad Stevens says Jaylen Brown is allowed to fully train after recovering from wrist surgery.
September 27, 2021 at 11:26 am EDT
Morey on Simmons: “We await his return”
Sixers president Daryl Morey on Ben Simmons.
Senior Writer, 76ers
September 27, 2021 at 11:22 am EDT
The Celtics are still waiting for shots
General manager Brad Stevens said the Celtics will continue to educate players on the merits of the vaccine so everyone can get the shot.
September 27, 2021 at 11:14 am EDT
Surgery for Sion
David Griffin says Zion Williamson is recovering from surgery to repair a broken right foot. Said he hopes Zion will be back to start the regular season. Griffin says Zion injured his foot training alone before the Summer League.
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September 27, 2021 at 11:08 am EDT
Celtics coach Ime Udoka tests positive for COVID-19
The team said coach Ime Udoka was in isolation and is expected to be at training camp tomorrow.
September 27, 2021 at 10:49 am EDT
Almost fully vaccinated raptors benefit from an exemption
The Raptors are at a dose of being fully vaccinated.
September 27, 2021 at 10:28 am EDT
Irving not at media day
Nets star Kyrie Irving to skip Monday media day in Brooklyn due to health and safety protocols, sources say Athleticism. The Nets have confirmed that Irving will be made available to media later Monday via Zoom.
Senior Insider, NBA
September 27, 2021 at 10:20 am EDT
Rose ‘don’t worry’ about the minutes
Derrick Rose also noted on Monday that Kemba Walker will start as point guard for the Knicks. “I don’t care about minutes or playing time or anything like that,” Rose said.
Rose also added that he broke his phone after the season and went two months without and let his agent do everything with free agency. Said he heard the Knicks first and “that’s why I came back so quickly”.
Brass knicks on Kemba Walker and Evan Fournier, extending Julius Randle, recovering
September 27, 2021 at 10:01 am EDT
A well-known face appeared on the Nets media day.
David Letterman asked Kevin Durant, “Why do people call you KD?
Durant: “My first name is Kevin and my last name is Durant with a D.”
September 27, 2021 at 9.46am EDT
Ahead of LA’s 73rd season, which begins in earnest this week with the opening of training camp, LeBron James and the Lakers have started recruiting.
In the two months since their first round playoff flop against Phoenix, the Lakers have explored the possibility of trading to stars such as Damian Lillard, Bradley Beal, DeMar DeRozan and Russell Westbrook.
Here’s a detailed look at how that process went and how Westbrook ended up in LA.
Athletic NBA staff
Superstar shopping: LeBron, Russell Westbrook and the Lakers recruiting summer